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Stakeholders’ Workshop For The Dissemination Of Findings of a Process Evaluation Of Abfa-Funded Projects.

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Date(s) – 29/11/2017
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

Stakeholders’ workshop for the dissemination of the findings of a 3-year study on the implementation of the Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) over the period 2011-2016.

Details of the workshop are follows:


             Date:  Wednesday, November 29 2017

             Time:  9:00am

             Venue: Coconut Grove Regency Hotel

Since the year 2014, the Kumasi Institute of Technology, Energy and Environment (KITE) has been leading a consortium of researchers from the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) and the Africa Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP) to implement a 3-year impact evaluation research titled “Examining Transparency and Accountability within the Oil and Gas Sector: Impact Evaluation of Key Provisions in Ghana’s Petroleum Revenue Management Act”.

The study seeks to investigate the effectiveness of two notable provisions of the Petroleum Revenue Management Act (PRMA) – the creation of a Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC) and Annual Budget Funding Amount (ABFA) – in enhancing transparency and accountability in the management of petroleum revenues in Ghana.  The specific objectives of the study are as follows:

  • To examine the extent to which the PRMA (with emphasis on ABFA and PIAC) as a macrolevel framework has contributed to Transparency and Accountability (T/A) within the Oil and Gas sector.
  • To investigate PIAC’s effectiveness and relevance as a T/A initiative.
  • To evaluate how ABFA allocations to the four prioritized areas have contributed to sustainable development outcomes.

The study has two major components – a process evaluation component and an impact evaluation component. Both evaluation methods are being used to assess the overall impacts of the implementation of ABFA funds and PIAC as T/A initiatives.  

The key objective of the process evaluation is to help understand, at a national level, the relationship between development outcomes and (i) the allocation and use of ABFA funds that have been disbursed and (ii) the role of PIAC in monitoring this allocation and use. The process evaluation aims to provide, among others, a descriptive analysis of ABFA funding allocation by spending area type, total project size, geographical location, and percentage of ABFA funding in total project size. These descriptive statistics will be combined with the document reviews and informant interviews on research questions of project selection, fund allocation and disbursement, project reporting, and PIAC project monitoring to provide empirical substance on practice versus intention.The process evaluation has been undertaken at two levels. The first level entailed the evaluation of all ABFA funded projects to understand the allocation of funds while second focused on a subset of 30 randomly selected projects to ascertain how successful or otherwise these projects have been implemented.


The process evaluation is completed and a draft report prepared for submission and a workshop is being organised to disseminate the key findings of the evaluation. The details of the dissemination workshop is as follows

Kindly confirm your participation by sending an email to Maame Yaa Abrafi Awuah ( or calling 0302 256801/0244 340 734-6.

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